Life Cycle of a Cooked Chicken
We have a saying at the Elevated Cook - no food should go to waste. Using every part of a chicken is a great way to save money and time making meals, and try out new recipes using the entirety of the cooked bird. In other words, the delicious taste of a chicken fresh off the grill doesn't have to end at dinner that night. Here's how we recommend using your chicken to the fullest extent.
1. Grill it!
Our Original Chicken Hook is perfect for getting the best chicken ever - with crispy, golden skin, juicy meat, and rotisserie-style perfection. Rub any spice blend you'd like on the chicken, and let the hook do the rest of the work on the grill or in the oven.
2. Shred it!
After carving the chicken, any leftovers can be used for a variety of different meals. Shredding the extra meat with a fork for chicken salads, enchiladas, and pulled chicken sandwiches are great ways to make sure nothing gets thrown out.
3. Boil it!
Using the leftover bones of the chicken to make chicken stock and broth will add a certain heartiness and home-cooked flavor that store-bought broth just doesn't have. The more meat left on the bone will add a deeper flavor to your stock, while adding vegetables like celery, carrots, and onion will enhance the taste. Toss in a bay leaf for good measure!